johann sebastian bach
Toccata and Fugue in D minor for Solo Violin, BWV 565
Passacaglia in C minor for Strings, BWV 582
Octet in E-flat major for Strings, Op. 20
Approx. 1 hr, with no intermission
Experience the dramatic side of Bach
Bach’s darkly dramatic side shines in this concert – featuring his most famous work, his Toccata and Fugue, here performed by solo violin for a new, fascinating take on this favorite. The Passacaglia, arranged for Strings, complements this perfectly – along with a lovely, expressive and unabashedly warm Octet by Mendelssohn – a composer who championed Bach in his lifetime. Experience them all in four unique, intimate venues across Houston.
The Neighborhood Series is sponsored by Phillips 66 and made possible also in part by the Houston Endowment and the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance.
Jonathan Godfrey, Concertmaster
Courtenay Vandiver Pereira